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Old 02-12-2014, 09:33 AM
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Before starting work on the driver's compartment an inaccuracy had to be fixed:
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became this:



The bulge in the door is now asymmetrical and has been enlarged.
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This is the face of the instrument panel:

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Looks great!
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This is the bare bones version. It needs the gradient indicator and the Kurskreisel, too. And the lamp on top of the box.
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Two fuel-related handles: the smaller one is for the main fuel tap, while the larger one above it is for a hand pump:

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A switch box for the two valve batteries was added to the rear wall. You can also see the handles previously built fit temporarily in their positions.
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I have started a crowd funded campaign to write a new book on the Maus. The funds are necessary for research trips to England, where the original factory drawings and plans might be, to France after archive documents, Germany to Daimler-Benz and Porsche, and also to Kummersdorf, and finally to Russia for pictures and to clarify the rumored existence of another Maus. If anyone is willing to help, please do so:https://www.fundedbyme.com/en/campai.../#.Uz6h76JfaxF
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:52 AM
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Your model is coming along nicely!

May I ask, do you have evidence that the factory drawings are in England? I have asked in Bovington, and they answered that they have no original plans of this project. BTW, have you read the german book "Kampfpanzer Maus" by Michael Fröhlich? He visited the same archives which you mentioned and provides some new information, some technical drawings as well as new historical aspects about the development and the test service of the two vehicles which actually were in running condition at the end of the war, with maps describing the places where they were found by the Soviets. You might read this one before actually starting a new one to save resources...
And do you have more information about the "rumored existence of another Maus"? I just ask because there are far too much myths already about this tank, one should be careful to start another one...
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I do have a lead. And yes, I own and have read the Frohlich book. My formal training is that of a Historian, and as such it is my job to confirm or refute this rumor once and for all. Let me ask you a couple of questions: How many books are there on the Tiger? Enough to fill a bookcase! And how many serious works have been published in English on the Maus? One or two maybe? The subject is fascinating, well worth another book!

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The three apertures connect the generator to an auxiliary motor:

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